Four Border Police officers were lightly injured Saturday night when a Palestinian man struck them with his car outside the West Bank village of Beit Umar, near Hebron.
Police suspect the incident may have been a terror attack, though the driver claimed the collision was accidental.
The soldiers were guarding the road near the entrance to the Palestinian village when the car struck them, causing minor injuries. An officer fired at the car’s tires and brought it to a stop.
During initial investigation of the incident, the driver said he accidentally hit the gas instead of the brakes and that he didn’t intend to hit the soldiers. However, police found that the car, a blue Citroen, was stolen and suspect the crash may have been intentional, news site NRG reported.
The driver was detained for questioning.
Two of the injured soldiers were taken to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital in Ein Kerem for treatment, and two were treated on scene.